Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 11 July 2017 launched a new taxpayer service module called Aaykar Setu. It compiles various tax tools, live chat facility, dynamic updates, and important links to various processes within the Income Tax Department in a single module.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jaitley said that this e-initiative would not only provide better taxpayer services but would also help in reducing the direct physical interface between assesses and tax assessing authorities. He stressed on the Government’s commitment towards continuously upgrading taxpayer services.
The new step is an effort by the Income Tax Department to directly communicate with the taxpayers on a range of multiple informative and useful tax services. The tax payers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the IT Department. All taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts are advised to register their mobile numbers in the Aaykar Setu module.